• Sophia Loren, Whoopi Goldberg, Robert Redford
  • Ballet Gala
  • Carlo Ponti conducts
  • Gargiulo Dinner
  • Hall Dinner
  • Joshua Bell
  • Arturo Sandoval at Meadowood
  • Opera Gala
  • Under the Stars at Opus One
  • Yoga in the Vineyards


Classical Design

Napa Valley isn’t just for wine connoisseurs. Yes, the region produces some of the world’s finest wines, yet it is also full of architectural gems built by notable architects – modern masterpieces that feature cutting edge innovation, and classic icons that honor the valley’s history. Part 2 in a series of 4 articles.

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By Kayla Ruben

Notable Architects

A trip to Napa Valley in July is a feast for the senses. You can savor the taste of a great Cabernet, revel in the feeling of the warm sun on your face, and even marvel at the sight of some of the world’s most spectacular winery architecture. From cutting edge modern structures to bona fide castles, Napa Valley is full of wineries with architecture as rich and diverse as the wines they produce. Part 1 in a series of 4 articles.

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By Kayla Ruben
Tags: architecture, wineries

One Man’s Castle

Castello di Amorosa is one of Napa’s top tourist attractions, transporting visitors to another land and time. The castle is also the setting for several Festival del Sole concerts every summer.

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By Paul Franson
Tags: winery, concert

Fine Wines with a Purpose

Historic Ehlers Estate, built by Bernard Ehlers, sits on a small knoll in the middle of 40 acres of Biodynamically farmed vines. The property was once part of Dr. Edward Turner Bale’s giant holdings; historic Bale Mill, where farmers milled their grain, still stands nearby. Wine grapes have been growing on this rocky, loamy, northern St. Helena bench land since the mid-1800s.

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By Paul Franson
Tags: organic, winery

Notes from the Underground

Nestled within some of your favorite wineries is a tradition that’s being excavated from centuries past: wine caves. Nearly 100 Napa wineries have built caves in recent decades, meaning there’s no place better than Napa Valley to go spelunking for fine vintages. Here are a few of the larger and more unusual offerings.

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By Kayla Ruben
Tags: wine caves, wineries